Amanda Mendonça Ferreira de Andrade e Silva

Wildlife Veterinarian, Savannah Medicina Veterinária

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Consultancy

Areas of expertise

Communication and marketing Education & training Institutional Management & Administration Other Partnerships and collaboration development Project/programme management Species Management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Yes

Would you like to be added to the calendar invitation for our monthly WildHub Socials?

Yes

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Hello Sabrina,

I hope this message finds you well.

Thank you for reaching out and extending this invitation. The special issue on "Animal Wellbeing, Conservation, Research, and Education: Supporting People in Caring Professions" sounds incredibly insightful and important. I am  definitely looking forward to reading once it becomes available for download.

Thank you again for the opportunity to contribute and for your dedication to this vital field.

Best regards,

Comment on Tsholofelo Lori

Welcome!

We are delighted to have you with us!!!

Your background as a Conservation Biologist and Plant Ecologist is impressive, and your work in wildlife management and academia is truly inspiring. I share your interests in ecological research and am particularly fascinated by your studies on vegetation dynamics and the effects of climate change on vegetation.

Feel free to connect within the community!

Welcome!

We are delighted to have you join us!!

Your project sounds incredible, and we hope you can bring it to fruition.

If there is anything I can assist you with, please feel free to reach out. Additionally, we would love to hear updates on your progress as you implement your ideas.

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Replying to Eniang Inemesit Edem

You're welcome to Wildhub community, feel free to connect with like minded individuals.🤗

Thank you so much!!!! I will do 

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and reviewing your initial action plan.

However, I am uncertain if you face the same issue in your country as we do in Brazil. Here, most people cannot accurately identify the snake that has bitten them. Consequently, we usually advise individuals to take a photograph of the snake if possible or to note key identifying characteristics.

One of my main concerns when working on snakebite education is addressing the misconception that snakes are evil creatures. It is important to convey that snakes should not be killed.

In the past, people who were bitten often killed the snake and brought it to the hospital for identification, which posed additional risks, including the potential for another bite. Hospitals do not always have someone available who can identify the snake.

I strongly agree that there should be comprehensive training for communities on how to respond to snakebites. I hope you succeed in achieving your objectives. I believe that training the community and local authorities in areas with the most bites would help decrease the number of accidents and maybe it could be funded by the government. Start a campaign of sorts.

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Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Hi Amanda, a warm welcome to WildHub! Brilliant to have you join us and we are looking forward to you joining our Core Community also! 

Allow me to introduce you to our Conservation Catalyst @Rezoana Arefine who is a herpetologist in Bangladesh and our member @Kaya de Reede who is collating information about animal rescue and release, which could benefit from your knowledge (see Kaya's request here). 

Thank you so much! I'm sure we will have a lot to talk about. 

I also checked Kayas post and i will be sharing with my colleagues in Brazil. I thought that was an amazing initiative. 

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Replying to Lara Reden

Welcome to WildHub, Amanda!

Thank you Lara! Happy to be here

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Replying to Rezoana Arefine

Dear Amanda,

Heartfelt welcome to our team. You have done lots of appreciated work for wildlife. It's great to learn about your compassion for snakes. I would like to know about your journey with the rattlesnake. If you have any shots or videos, I would like to see them.

Best wishes,

Arefine 

Hello!

Thank you so much for the welcome into the community and team.

I have videos and pictures. Do you have an email or a phone number i could be sending them to?

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